Now Haryana to have its own National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his state will also have an Assam like NRC for its citizens.
Khattar’s remark has immediately got surprise backing from former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting Justice H S Bhalla (retd) and former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at their residences in Chandigarh that his government is keen to implement NRC in his State.
Khattar met them under his party’s ‘Maha Sampark Abhiyan’ ahead of state polls in October.
He had previously too supported NRC implementation across the country.
He said Justice Bhalla has taken up many assignments after his retirement.
“He is also working on NRC and will visit Assam soon. I said that we will implement NRC in Haryana and have sought Bhalla ji’s support and suggestion,” he said during a media interaction, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Khattar’s predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, “What the chief minister has said is the law. Foreigners have to leave; it is the responsibility of the government to identify them.”
On Sunday, Khattar also said the Haryana government will look into the feasibility of setting up a Law Commission.